January 8, 2019 / 6:33 PM / 5 months ago

Heathrow passengers told 'things starting to move' after drone disruption - witness

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, arrives in Downing Street, London, Britain, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Passengers on a plane at London’s Heathrow airport have been told that “things are starting to move”, a witness told Reuters, after a drone sighting halted departures at Europe’s biggest airport.

Transport minister Chris Grayling said in a tweet that the military were preparing to deploy equipment similar to that used at Gatwick last month during similar disruption if it proved necessary.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Alistair Smout; editing by Stephen Addison

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